Lakhimpur Kheri, Sep 30 (PTI) BJP MLA from Nighasan, Patel Ram Kumar Verma, passed away Sunday at a hospital in Lucknow after prolonged illness. Also Read - Every Little Deed Counts: This UP Cop Delivers Sweets to Elderly Man With Low Sugar | WATCH

He was 64. Also Read - Coronavirus: Women at Lucknow's Clock Tower Call Off Protest Amid Statewide Shutdown

District BJP president Sharad Bajpai said he died in a private hospital in Lucknow on Sunday. Also Read - Coronavirus: Jitin Prasada, Wife, Who Attended Party in Lucknow, Test Negative For COVID-19

Patel was the PWD (Public Works Department) minister in 1991 and cooperative minister in 1997 in UP.

“Last rituals of the deceased leader would be held on Monday at his native village of Odraha in Mohammadi tehsil,” he said.

Condoling the death of the MLA, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “Verma was a dedicated public representative, and he was concerned for the development of his area and addressing the grievances of the people. His death has led to loss of a committed leader of the party.”

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